European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): Call NOW OPEN to Applications

Are you an organisation with the capability and capacity to deliver an EU funded programme in Gloucestershire? Do you share our vision for a better, more successful county?

The final call for applications for funding through ERDF has been published (28th June 2019). Gloucestershire has £6m available across four areas of strategic importance:

Innovation, SME* Competitiveness, Low Carbon and Environment

*Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Your project would need to fit with the strategic objectives of the county, and give good value for money. ERDF can cover up to 50% of the project costs, so the project would need to find the match funding.

Gloucestershire published the local ESIF strategy in 2014( ) which provides the context for this funding, and would help you to consider how your project idea might be relevant.

Last year Gfirst refreshed their Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). This provides a useful starting point for understanding the current foundations and priorities within the county.

Have a look at the types of projects that have been funded so far: (


You can find the open calls and more information here:

If you would like support with any aspects of the application, please contact the Gloucestershire ERDF Technical Assistance team.

The Technical Assistance team are available:

  • by email, please :, and;
  • in person: please feel free to attend a drop-in workshop with the Technical Assistance team on Tuesdays, between 2pm-5pm, at the Growth Hub, Oxstalls Campus.


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